Been a bit of a hectic few weeks on the blog, what with the new season, first impressions, new writers and the entire about page being updated. Bokutachi no Blog is back to being a proper team blog once again. But I’ll never stop blogging Hetalia so don’t worry there.
How could I stop blogging Hetalia? There would be fangirl (and boy, apparently Hetalia has more male fans than I realised) outrage.
Before I get into the episode, I’d like to talk a little bit about Miracle Train. I watched the second episode of it in my anime club in University (the guys in that club apparently haven’t heard of that wonderous invention known as deodorant) and it’s absolutely dreadful. I was slightly planning on devoting a post to how awful it was and calling it ‘blatant attempt to cash in on the success of Hetalia episode review’ but the thing is the game it’s based off was made before Hetalia was. So in fact instead of Miracle Train copying Hetalia, Hetalia was making fun of stuff like Miracle Train. Besides, Miracle Train isn’t even a comedy. At least, not intentionally so. I did still laugh at lines like ‘he reached deep inside her’.
Back to the episode at hand, it appears that the new scenario to make new gags from is the G8 summit (which China never attends). Personally I prefer Germany’s training regime. You know, the one where he yells ‘NUMBERS’ at the start. For some reason that always made me grin, even after the 5th time it happened. What I found lulz worthy in this episode was the fact that Sealand had disguised himself as Canada to get in. Think about that for a second. Sealand: teeny weeny island that England left in the middle of the ocean because he didn’t really care about it. And Canada: the second biggest fecking country in the entire world. Does not compute.
The other half of the episode was dedicated to the Axis of Steel aka: Germany and Italy. On the surface if felt a lot like fangirl fodder to watch Germany and Italy being all cute and stuff. However it was watching this strip that what Hetalia does to history really hit me. The Axis of Steel, the combination of the two most powerful fascist nations, agreeing to attempt to conquer the world together. This was at the very brink of WWII and the great war was inevitable. And yet Hetalia turns this entire thing into a moe moment between two bishies. It’s truly extraordinary the level of bastardisation of history that occurs in “>Hetalia. That’s the difference between Hetalia and Miracle Train. Miracle Train takes aspects of each train station and plays it straight, Hetalia turns the entire subject of history into such a level of farce, removing all levels of tension that the scene it’s depicting had. And I love it. It may not be consistent but I love that idea that’s at the very heart of Hetalia.
Hetalia is entering it’s final quarter now and I’m not only going to miss watching it, but really miss blogging it as well. So I’ve come up with a bunch of ideas for random Hetalia centric posts before the end. Now I’ve noticed from the comments that you lot seem to love listening to character songs. I’ve never had any real interest in character songs whatsoever so I’d be a terrible person to turn to write a post about them. So instead I’m asking you lot. Would any of you like to be a guest writer for the blog for one post? Specifically one about Hetalia character songs. If you are interested, send me an e-mail at 5camp _at_ live _dawt_ ie (hah, try figure that one out spambots).
Position filled. Good luck to you luffy :)